Global Warming and the Dinosaurs

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Global Warming and the Dinosaurs

Fossil Discoveries at the Poles

By Caroline Arnold; Laurie Caple (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780618803385, 40pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2009


Dinosaurs are usually pictured in warm, tropical environments, but fossils found at the poles are filling in the gap of knowledge about how and where these creatures lived. Evidence from bones and teeth to trackways and skin impressions raises important questions: How did dinosaurs cope with three months of total darkness in winter? What plants grew in the polar regions? How cold was it? What are the implications for today, as glaciers retreat, ice shelves melt, and permafrost thaws? The polar regions are a unique "library" of the past, and Caroline Arnold introduces readers to the gigantic prehistoric creatures that inhabited them.

Praise For Global Warming and the Dinosaurs

"The best of Caple's watercolors paintings convincingly portray individual animals while creating beautiful effects with fine-textured surfaces and suffused light. A list of museums featuring polar dinosaur fossils as well as related Internet sites is appended to this clearly written, informative, and handsome book"--Booklist